A House Designed to Survive a Fire / by urbanexus

When the Bui/Bender residence (pictured below) survived the devastating 1993 fire in the Southern California Coastal town of Laguna Beach, people called it a miracle. The fact that the only damage to the structure was a drainage downspout disloged by a fire hose may have had more to do with the fact that it was designed and constructed in accordance with the principles outlined in this article from Fine Home Building.